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Senator Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“great stay”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Clean and spacious. Nice bathroom. Lovely outlook and location overlooking marina/waterway. Hostess was warm and welcoming. Short walk to a good selection of cafes/restaurants. Will be recommending to friends.

Room Tip: We stayed upstairs
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Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Wendy C
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy being able to make your stay memorable. Look forward to your next visit.
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

great view of harbour , super friendly staff , large room , modern , clean , rooms on upper floor probably best. walking distance to restaurant We were able to lock our bikes in the shed overnight . Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to you staying with us again.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Nicely situated on the marina and close to town so we walked to eat at night and around the town centre. Nice room, well appointed and clean. Hostess most helpful with Gisborne information and heading to Napier.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thank you for your kind words. We are glad your enjoyed your stay and our most central location.
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had a first floor room. Very spacious, immaculately clean and great view of the river and marina.Really comfortable bed and bedding/ pillows and we had a great nights sleep.This is the first place we have stayed with electric blanket on the bed! The kitchen was adequately equipped with good sized table. The balcony was sunny in the mornings and great for breakfast and coffee.The single bed in the main living room could have been replaced with a really comfy settee facing out over the view as the two sweater in the room was soft, spongy and uncomfortable to sit on.Free WIFI a big bonus as was the location close by some good restaurants for dinner and breakfast within walking distance. Overall very good.

Room Tip: Go for upstairs because of view and balcony (and less chance of noise from folks above if you are on...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed a comfortable bed and our lovely views from the balcony. Thank you for drawing our attention to the lounge furniture, we are in the process of getting quotes for an upgrade and your comments will be most helpful.
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Good condition, good location. We're very like it. Next time still choose this one.

Not good is the midnight noise, maybe from the bar.

The equipmwnt for the kitchen is not too much, hope provide more next time.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Zhang K
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our kitchenette's are equipped for the cooking facilities in the rooms. However we are happy to provide further equipment should you require it. Our motel location is close to the city and restaurant's and at times music can be heard. We look forward to your next visit.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We had a ground floor room which was a little disappointing as we had requested an upstairs room and we did suffer a noisy family with children running around overhead however, our room was wonderfully spacious, immaculately clean and very comfortable, over looking the harbour. Onsiteparking right outside our door was great.
We had an issue with our car during our stay which left us stranded out of town, with the help of a couple of local lads and Mark from Senator we were soon up and running again. Thanks Mark for all your assistance.
Karen, loved your Easter chocolate tree, nice touch!

Room Tip: Chose upstairs if possible
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank cockney40
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thanks for your comments. We try our best to give our guests the rooms they request, but alas sometimes it is just not possible. Sorry for the noisy children upstairs, but again we try our best to give everyone a pleasant stay. Glad you enjoyed the chocolate and Mark was only to happy to be of assistance. Look forward to your next visit. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The Region had a major power cut while I was here, this motel had some torches for us, but luckily the power came back on

Owners/Managers were friendly, rooms were fresh, clean and tidy. Shower had good water pressure. Would stay here again, nice and central.

Bedroom could do with a black out curtain to keep the early morning sun out

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Cameron4611
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smgltd, Manager at Senator Motor Inn, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are working through a refurbishment and will certainly take on board the black out curtains. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Additional Information about Senator Motor Inn

Property: Senator Motor Inn
Address: 2 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Senator Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stylish and comfortable motel accommodation in the heart of Gisborne - Senator Motor Inn offers this and more.Our modern harbour side motel is a two minute walk to Central Gisborne’s shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.Each of our spacious self contained suites has its own balcony with views over the bustling inner harbour marina. From here you can take a relaxing riverside stroll along the riverside walkway to the spectacular Waikanae and Midway beaches in one direction or along the riverside walkway alongside the rivers in the other direction.Senator Motor Inn offers top quality motel accommodation for the discerning business traveller or holiday maker during the week or for those special get away from it all weekends. ... more   less 
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